Sunday, May 9, 2010

Play at the Plate 16: Mike Fitzgerald vs. Kevin Mitchell

1997 Topps Kevin Mitchell

June 25, 1986 Montreal Expos vs. New York Mets

We come to the bottom of the 4th inning with the Mets trailing the Expos 2-0.

Andy McGaffigan is on the mound for Montreal. Keith Hernandez leads of the inning with a groundout. Darryl Strawberry follows that with a double. George Foster grounds out, moving Strawberry to third. Kevin Mitchell doubles to left, scoring Strawberry. Ray Knight steps to the plate and promptly smacks a groundball single to left. Tim Raines comes up firing and this is what happens next:

Kevin Mitchell is SAFE and Mike Fitzgerald is swallowed by a dust storm. Ray Knight goes to 2nd on the throw. Ed Hearn is up next and draws a walk. Mets Pitcher Sid Fernandez gets a single to left, scoring Knight and giving the Mets a 3-2 lead. Lenny Dykstra smacks a double to center. Fernandez gets caught in a rundown and is out CF-3B-SS-C-P-3B. Fernandez prolongs the rundown long enough for Hearn to score and the Mets go on to win 5-2.

Is it just me or does Kevin Mitchell remind you of someone....?

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